Evin Lewis

West Indies
Age
December 27, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
West Indies
Bowling Style
-

Evin Lewis is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies in limited over internationals. He is a very talented left-handed batsman and likes to open the innings. He is nicknamed Junior Gayle because of his explosive batting.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
42
8
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

West Indies, West Indies A, Mumbai Indians, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies Under-19, Trinbago Knight Riders, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Barisal Bulls, Peshawar Zalmi, Punjabi Legends, Vancouver Knights, Karnataka Tuskers

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
56
51
3
1789
176*
37.27
2098
85.27
5
11
171
58
T20I
42
40
2
1307
125*
35.32
811
161.16
2
9
94
103
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
16
16
0
430
65
26.88
328
131.1
0
2
36
26

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
56
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
42
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
16
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Evin Lewis has always been known for his destructive batting in the shorter format of the game. He has definitely been a player to follow in T20 leagues around the globe.

Evin Lewis has made many records throughout his career, such as hitting five sixes in an over, scoring a T20 hundred in just 48 balls, to name a few. Besides, Evin Lewis has a great strike rate and average in the T20 format. He was also a part of the West Indies team for the 2010 U19 World Cup in New Zealand and made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the season 2011 – 2012.

ODI Career

Evin Lewis made his One Day International (ODI) debut for the West Indies against Pakistan on 5 October 2016. He scored a maiden ODI century in his 4th ODI game, making 148 against Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe Tri-series.

Evin Lewis scored a total of three ODI centuriesagainst Sri Lanka, England and Ireland.  He was an architect of the West Indies 2-1 series win against Ireland, playing a knock of 102 and 99 not out.

However, due to his inconsistency and fitness test failures, he has been dropped from the West Indies national ODI team a few times. Evin Lewis possesses great batting skills however he has failed to constantly deliver at the international level against the top ODI ranking teams like India, England and Pakistan. Evin Lewis, in his limited ODI career so far, has scored 1610 runs from 48 ODI innings at an average of 35 with a decent strike rate of 83.9. He has also scored 8 fifties in ODIs.

T20I Career

Evin Lewis made his T20 international debut on 27 March 2016 against Afghanistan at Nagpur. Later, he was added to the West Indies squad for the 2016 ICC Twenty20 World Cup following an injury to the opening batsman Lendl Simmons. Evin Lewis scored his first T20I century – exactly 100 runs – on 27 August 2016 against India at Central Broward Regional Park. While playing against India in July 2017, Lewis scored his second T20I century –125 runs in just 65 balls – which included 12 sixes and 6 fours.

In the third T20 game of the series in 2019, Evin Lewis injured himself while saving the boundary versus India, though he recovered quickly and had a remarkable series against Ireland. He scored 101 runs from three games in the T20 series against Ireland with an average of 50.50.

Evin Lewis is one of the few players in T20 international who have scored two or more T20 centuries. There are currently only nine of them. Overall, he has scored 934 runs from 31 T20 innings with a staggering strike rate of 155.41 which is currently the sixth-best in the world. Notably, Evin Lewis scored 73 sixes in just 31 T20I innings.

IPL Career

Evin Lewis has always had a reputation for hitting big sixes and scoring quick runs in the powerplay. After starting T20 international with a bang and scoring two hundreds against India, his IPL appearance was only logical to happen.

During the IPL 2018 auction, Mumbai Indians bought him for INR 3.8 Crore. Though he got out on a duck in his first IPL game, he played many crucial innings at the top of the order in the 2018 season. Evin Lewis was associated with the Mumbai Indians (MI), the most successful team in the IPL, for two seasons, 2018 and 2019.

He played 13 matches during the 2018 season for MI, however, during 2019 he only got to play 3 games. His highest IPL score is 65 against the Royal challengers Bangalore. He had a decent performance playing with Mumbai Indians, however, ahead of IPL 2020 season, MI traded Evin Lewis to the Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchise. 

In his 16 IPL games, Evin Lewis has scored 430 runs at an average of 26.88 with an amazing strike rate of 131.10. He has smashed 26 sixes so far in the IPL, which truly demonstrates his consistency in big-hitting ability.

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